Edna (Mrs.W. B.) Hopkins Administration 1909-1911


  • Namesake of Edna Hopkins Student Loan Fund, founded by her husband upon her death in 1946
  • Hopkins served as a delegate to the Tuberculosis Congress in Washington D. C.

 While Hopkins was in office as President of the Woman’s Monday Club:

  • Club sent correspondence, in support of the Federal Pure Food and Drug Head, Harvey Washington Wiley, M.D., to United States Senator Charles Culberson and United States House of Representative John Garner (Wiley is now known as the "Father of the Pure Food and Drugs Act" because of his extensive research and dedication to the Pure Food and Drug Legislations)
  • Club sponsored a Texas Independence Day Celebration for the City of Corpus Christi at the Ladies Pavilion
  • Club donated $250 to the Corpus Christi Fire Department for its first “chemical” fire engine
  • Club became very involved in pure food and civic sanitation with the state’s Dairy and Food Commission
  • Club became very active in the state push for penal reform including correspondence and petitions to the governor
  • Club members “lobbied” local pastors to “preach appropriate Mother’s Day sermons”
  • Club studies included: “The Rise of Latin Literature,” Dutch Art, Renaissance Art, “The Educational Outlook for Women,” “Is the College Woman Unfit for Domestic Life,” Mark Twain, Food Preparation and Transportation

Compiled by Jessica Brannon-Wranosky

Source: Woman's Monday Club  1897-1949 Scrapbook #1, p.12




W. B. Hopkins


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